Wednesday, June 03, 2009

My message to Roland Martin: Watch for the hook!!! I smell a set up and you’re looking like a fall guy.

Apparently CNN has hit a ratings slump. They are in a three way fight with Fox News and MSNBC. Campbell Brown fighting Keith Olbermann fighting Bill O’Reilly. Someone had to be the loser. The problem with Campbell Brown and CNN is that they don’t have a hook! Bill O’Reilly is the darling of the Extreme Right Wing. This country is full of white men that think they are getting the shaft. The Extreme Left, and most Moderates have a love affair with Keith Olbermann. Citizen Momma watches him religiously. The last white man was on t.v. that much in our house was Perry Mason. Keith’s fan base loathes George Bush. Actually I think they have beef with the wrong guy (hint hint….Dick Cheney). What does CNN have? They don’t have a person that rallies a particular base. Okay…. so they have Anderson Cooper and Larry King but what’s after that? Fox has O’Reilly, Hannity, and Beck. MSNBC has Olbermann, Maddow, Matthews and Morning Joe. And why are CNN’s minority anchors only seen on the weekend? But I digress….

Roland Martin, I can smell it coming. They are going to blame you for the ratings slide. It’s not your fault that No Bias No Bull is slipping. It’s not like Campbell Brown had a stellar show before you took over. I like that you are playing music between the breaks. Some of your co-guests want to cut loose but their afraid to get caught 2 stepping on camera. Eventually Campbell will be back and mysteriously the ratings will be better. They will say that the problem was you and that the possibility of your own show is distant at best.

Roland, you should stick to your radio show and do a TV One special every now and then. CNN just doesn’t like you like that. They gave a comedian (with no journalism experience) his own show. I never had my own show and in elementary school I was the editor of my own newspaper. It turned out to be a gossip mag but I meant well. But I digress…..

CNN put The D.L. Hugely show on the weekend (No Surprise). And the rest is mystery oops…I mean history. Please someone tell me what’s up with CNN’s weekend “BLACKOUT”? Roland, get a back-up plan because I don’t trust it!!


Max Reddick said...

I never thought of it that way, but you're right. I remember when the ratings first started slipping and the first face I saw in the little inset on the screen was Roland Martin. The alarm bell immediately began to sound.

Maybe Roland Brown should go back and watch some bad horror movies and then maybe he will realize that the black guy is always the first guy to get it.

Citizen Ojo said...

Max - Roland wants what most of the black reporters want. To be the next Bernard Shaw. The mainstream media doesn't know how to work "us" into their preceived demographics. People can pay money to see Denzel Washington or Will Smith, Pay money to see Kobe or Labron but they won't watch a black news anchor for free? Check those demographics again someone!!!